Ever since day one we have made it a priority to integrate our program for everyone to use. Today we celebrate what our competitors can not.
Female Esports is growing rapidly in both the college and professional scene. Statistics show that nearly 50% of all gamers in the world today are female, and over 5% of all pro players are female. Now although there is unfavorable inequality in the scene, professional teams, organizations, and colleges are creating women's teams and leagues. In fact, the Golden State Warriors drafted the first ever woman into the NBA 2K Esports League just this week.
In the college scene, female teams get to compete alongside and against men players in various colleges, with more following. Some of which include Utah State University, Robert Morris College, the University of Pikeville, and our very own partner Wichita State University!
Streaming platforms, including Twitch and YouTube, are becoming viral platforms for women to display their gaming talent, at an even playing field with the men. Competitive streamers at the top of their game are known to make hundreds of thousands of dollars, and an astounding 35% percent of streamers on Twitch in 2016 were female. Unfortunately, they still seem to be facing discrimination for their game-play, and often times their looks. Nonetheless, these streaming companies are cracking down on discrimination, and are creating a fair playing field for all gamers.
The future of Esports is female. #CERD #InternationalWomansDay2019
Sources: Variety , Statista, NBA.com, Compete.Kotaku